of or relating to the or its inhabitants:
an American citizen.
of or relating to North or ; of the Western Hemisphere:
the American continents.
of or relating to the aboriginal Indians of North and , usually excluding the Eskimos, regarded as being of Asian ancestry and marked generally by reddish to brownish skin, black hair, dark eyes, and prominent cheekbones.
a citizen of the .
a native or inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere.
an Indian of North or .
a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, four driving wheels, and no rear truck.
of or relating to the United States of America, its inhabitants, or their form of English
of or relating to the American continent
a native or citizen of the US
a native or inhabitant of any country of North, Central, or South America
the English language as spoken or written in the United States

1570s (n.); 1590s (adj.), from Modern Latin Americanus, from America (q.v.); originally in reference to what now are called Native Americans; the sense of “resident of North America of European (originally British) descent” is first recorded 1640s (adj.); 1765 (n.).


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